What you'll find

Books on sale are generally donated books which we cannot keep including classics, translations and any item we already have in our collections. There will be some children's books available, but come early for these items as they go fast!

The Library can keep purchased items on hold until the end of the event at 4:00 PM for those shopping in the Back Bay afterwards, but all items must go on the day.

For those who cannot make it, there will be another book sale in the fall. In addition, a selection of books for sale is available year-round by the circulation desk (all at $1 per book); this selection is refreshed monthly.

Photos From Previous Book Sales

Upcoming Events

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Exhibition

The Charlie Archive Exhibition

Works from the Charlie Archive at the Harvard Library

From Jan 6, 2017 To Jan 30, 2017

Opening Reception : Thursday, January 5 at 6:30 PM. A gallery talk will be held at 7:00 PM during the opening with the co-founders of the Charlie Archive at Harvard Library: Lidia Uziel, Virginie Greene, and Nicole Mills. An advance RSVP is required for this gallery opening.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

This month's book club will focus on the literary works of Simone de Beauvoir, France's acclaimed feminist existentialist.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

The story of how the famous author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped and held for ransom by three men during a promotional tour in 2011.

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